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I recently finished the first three books in the Shadow Campaign series (The Thousand Names, The Shadow Throne and The Price of Valor). Military fantasy books set in a Napoleonic war setting, that isn't something I've seen done before. 

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I just finished A Night to Remember recently. It's even better when cross-referenced with Dr. Ballard's findings!

Next up, I plan to start reading Flying to Pieces. 

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After the Titanic wreck was found, Walter Lord wrote a follow-up to A Night to Remember titled The Night Lives On, which spends more time on the immediate aftermath and investigations about the sinking while also challenging many of the popular myths that have been attached to the disaster in light of the discovery.

Even the cover art of the 1986 hardcover dust jacket was startling:

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On ‎10‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 3:52 PM, Odainsaker said:

After the Titanic wreck was found, Walter Lord wrote a follow-up to A Night to Remember titled The Night Lives On, which spends more time on the immediate aftermath and investigations about the sinking while also challenging many of the popular myths that have been attached to the disaster in light of the discovery.

Even the cover art of the 1986 hardcover dust jacket was startling:

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Both books are great - I reread the first one about the same time the movie came out twenty years back, and it still held up.  I love the analysis Lord does in the second book, where he mathematically calculates how large the damage to the ship would have been.

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A while back, I was rewatching a favorite movie of mine (Swoon, about the Leopold and Loeb thrill-kill case), and was reminded of a quotation they recite from Venus In Furs.  So I spent some Amazon points and ordered a copy of it.

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For something written in the late 19th century, it's rather frank and straightforward.  I guess one could say it was the original Fifty Shades of Grey...

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I'm slowly making my way through the Surtur Saga in Thor #337-367.  I heard a lot of people complaining about the new Thor movie being too funny so I went to some source material to check it out.  I think the whiners have never picked up a Simonson era Thor (the Thors most worth reading), and there is nothing serious going on in those.  They are great fun, with over-the-top epic language and art, bombastic writing, it's such a great story, and it reminds me of how great comics used to be.

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